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Old 25th June 2019, 08:32
George Bis George Bis is offline
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1967 - 1979
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In 1975 in Ravenna, Italy on the Sugar Trader we were moored next to a Russian bulk carrier. Her crew turned out to be a friendly bunch and as they were not allowed ashore (Soviet era) we organised a football (wasn't easy to raise a team) After the game (we lost 2-0) they insisted we went back to their ship for refreshments. This consisted of liberal quantities of vodka and a film which showed WW2 from the Russian point of view. It was very interesting if one took to vodka slowly and I had a long talk with the Commisar. We were shown all over their ship but if I remember they were not allowed to come back to ours
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